Starters expected to play extended minutes
The Chicago Bears will use their third preseason outing against the visiting Kansas City Chiefs to iron out final wrinkles in their offense but will have to do so without offensive lineman Kyle Long for a few more weeks it seems…the coaching staff have been less than transparent on Long’s return.
“It doesn’t really matter what I think,” Head Coach John Fox said. “There are medical people involved and when he’s cleared, he’ll play.”
The team has him listed as probable for tomorrows game against the Chiefs, who plan on playing their starters possibly into the third quarter.
“That’s kind of the way people do it around the league and that’s how we do it here,” Chiefs coach Andy Reid said. “We’re going to keep knocking the rust off and getting ourselves game ready.”
The Chiefs are listing both LB Tamba Hali and QB Tyler Bray as questionable while the Bears are listing linebackers Leonard Floyd and Danny Trevathan, DL Cornelius Washington, RB Jeremy Langford and Long as probable.
Plenty of great seats and affordable tickets are still available to tomorrow’s game as well as all preseason and regular season games. Get yours today and help cheer on your Chicago Bears!!
In the end, a loss is a loss, but the 17-15 loss to the Denver Broncos this weekend showed that they have the defense to be able to hold down a powerful team such as the Broncos, but the offense and play calling need much improvement.
With a fourth and goal on the four yard line, the Bears coaching staff decided to go for it and ended up turning it over in the end zone and the Broncos ended up winning by two points.
“I think we hadn’t made many trips down there, and when we had, we hadn’t scored touchdowns,” Head Coach John Fox said in post game comments. ” It had been kind of a field-goal game. At that point in the game, we felt that was going to be maybe our last opportunity so we were aggressive and came up short on fourth-and-four”
The Bears have little time to reflect on their decision as they have a quick turnaround and play again this Thursday, Thanksgiving Day, against the Green Bay Packers (7-3) at Lambeau Field.
The next home game is scheduled for December 9th against the San Francisco 49ers. Get your tickets to the game and be a part of the action! Plenty of great seats are still available!
When John Fox took the reins of the Chicago Bears in mid January, everyone knew that the Bears were entering a rebuilding phase. Well, everybody but possibly the NFL, who managed to schedule three 2014 playoff teams; Green Bay, Arizona and Seattle, to open the season. Week one was a 31-23 loss at home. This was followed by devastating 48-23 week two thrashing by Carson Palmer and the Arizona Cardinals. Now the Bears must travel to the West Coast to face the Seattle Seahawks.
The game against Seattle was going to be a monumental task to begin with. Now add the loss of starting QB Jay Cutler and it would be easy to see the team losing faith. But don’t let John Fox hear you say that.
“Almost everybody in here [locker room] is classified as a professional,” Fox said after the game. “And that’s what professional do: They don’t worry about morale. We get paid to win.”
The Seahawks, on the other hand, are having their own issues and have also begun the season with an 0-2 start; a 3 point loss to the Rams to open the season and a 10 point loss to the rejuvenated Green Bay Packers.
There are still plenty of great seat and affordable tickets for all you Bears fans on the West Coast. Get yours today and help cheer on your Chicago Bears on the road!